Spring JdbcDaoSupport, DBCP, MySQL demonstration

Following up from the Spring MySQL JdbcDaoSupport demonstration example, we augment this to add DBCP support in our application.

All we have to do is first Add the DBCP dependency in the POM file:


and then add the DBCP related datasource in the datasource bean config file:

<bean id="dataSourceDBCP" 
	<property name="driverClassName" value="${jdbc.driverClassName}" />
	<property name="url" value="${jdbc.url}" />
	<property name="username" value="${jdbc.username}" />
	<property name="password" value="${jdbc.password}" />
	<property name="initialSize" value="${dbcp.initialSize}" />
	<property name="maxActive" value="${dbcp.maxActive}" />

In this bean we setup our database connection pool to have an initial size of 5 db connection that can be increased up to 10 connections.

Then, thanks to the dependency injection magic, all we have to do is change the name of the dataSource bean to the DAO bean config file:

   <bean id="personSupportDao" class="com.dimitrisli.springMySQL.dao.PersonDaoSupportImpl" >
   		<property name="dataSource" ref="dataSourceDBCP"></property>

The source code can be found <a href="https://github.com/dimitrisli/SpringJdbcSupportMySQL">in this Github repository</a>.

Sample Spring Database Configuration

This is a sample Spring Database context:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<beans xmlns="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans"
       xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans/spring-beans.xsd http://www.springframework.org/schema/tx http://www.springframework.org/schema/tx/spring-tx.xsd">

    <bean  class="org.springframework.beans.factory.config.PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer"
           p:location="properties/database.properties" />

    <bean  id="dataSource"
           p:password="${jdbc.password}" />

    <bean  class="org.springframework.jdbc.core.namedparam.NamedParameterJdbcTemplate"
           c:dataSource-ref="dataSource"  />

    <bean  id="jdbcTransactionManager" class="org.springframework.jdbc.datasource.DataSourceTransactionManager"
    <tx:annotation-driven transaction-manager="jdbcTransactionManager"/>



  • PropertyPlaceholder bean is loading up our database properties file
  • We are using a DBCP BasicDataSource as our datasource where we are setting user/pass/url/driver parameters from the properties files
  • We are supposing that DBCP, Spring, DB Driver related jars are all found in the classpath most commonly by a Maven POM configuration
  • NamedParameterJdbcTemplate is set in this config file so that ¬†it can be conveniently referred from the application to be injected by will. Note the datasource reference we are passing as a parameter to its bean
  • Spring DataSourceTransactionManager¬†is getting used instantiating its bean with the datasource. That will allow us to mark methods @Transactional¬†which will get intercepted by Spring AOP and read our parameter/attribute strategies and other setup as per the ACID operations.